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Medieval and Early Modern Student Association

MEMSA Seminars 2013-14


The MEMSA seminar series convenes every two weeks to listen to a member deliver a paper relating to their current research after which there is an opportunity for questions and discussion. As a group, we strive to create a supportive and generous atmosphere where members can present material and gain feedback. The group meets on Mondays at 5:45 pm in the World Heritage Site Visitors Centre off the Bailey (#7 Owengate). Each paper lasts between twenty and thirty minutes and is followed by questions. Refreshments are always provided and all are most welcome to attend, including staff members, postgraduates, and undergraduates. If you wish to present a paper, please send an email to the MEMSA at or speak to our Chairperson, Natalie Moore.

Seminar Series Epiphany Term 2014

All seminars are held in the World Heritage Site Visitors Centre, Owengate and begin at 18.15. Refreshments from 17.45.

21 January 2014

Julia Irmis - Early Medieval Bloodfeud: Diffusion of Practice and Transformation of Society

4 February 2014

Koren Kuntz - The Avian 'Spielraum' in Middle English Dream Visions

19 February 2014

Catherine Ellis, 'I'm all for you, body and soul': Representations of the Soul in La Mettrie's The Art of Pleasure

4 March 2014

Jane Scott, Rhigyfarch's 'Life of St David': An Eleventh Century Perspective on a Sixth Century Saint

18 March 2014

Sophie Newman, Raised in Soot or Soil? Detecting Rural-Urban differences in Post-Medieval Child Health